Research

Microarrays Grant Mega Insight

  • April 11, 2005

Growing fruits and vegetables is big business in Chile. Dr. Katrina Ramonell is interested in the tiny science of microarrays — a technology enabling researchers to study thousands of genes simultaneously. Combining the two in an international class Ramonell recently taught could have large implications for the South American country’s crop industry.

Virtual Care

  • February 25, 2005

The Institute of Medicine estimates that almost 100,000 patients die each year because of human errors in their care. This estimate is greater than the numbers of annual deaths from vehicle crashes, AIDS or breast cancer.

Hard Choices

  • December 9, 2004

Court authorities often struggle to balance protecting society with appropriate treatment for youth who commit crimes. A University of Alabama professor recently authored a psychological test that measures key juvenile concepts and assists professionals in achieving that balance.

Mind Games

  • November 11, 2004

People with autism can be highly intelligent, but the way their brains work when they learn may be distinctly different from those without the disorder.

Up, Up and Away!

  • November 1, 2004

University of Alabama engineering researchers can now be seen high in the sky. After many years of analyzing air-quality on the ground, UA is the second university in the country operating a Sky Arrow airplane investigating global climate change causes and impacts.

Underground Weather Reports

  • October 19, 2004

One of Alabama’s popular spots under the ground is helping University of Alabama scientists understand more about global warming on top of the ground.

Innovative Classes and Research Give UA Chemistry Professor Two Achievement Awards

  • September 29, 2004

A University of Alabama chemistry class will explore different bacteria, including ones that eat sulfur and rock, through funding supplied by a National Science Foundation Award. Dr. Kevin Redding, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently was awarded the NSF CAREER Award and the Robin Hill Award for his groundbreaking photosynthesis research.

When the ‘Terrible Twos’ Don’t Go Away

  • September 17, 2004

A University of Alabama psychologist with international success in modifying aggressive behavior in children is working with dozens of elementary schools to further gauge his program’s effectiveness in reducing substance abuse risks.

Fish Tails Galore

  • August 26, 2004

It’s no wonder you can hear so many good fish tales in Alabama when you consider how many different types of fish tails can be found in the state’s waters.